Self- Help/ Women’s Studies/ Memoir /Empowerment / Martial & Martial Arts on Mental Health Awareness with Sara Troy and her guest Ala Villanueva, on-air from October 15th
“Turning Poison into Medicine” – We all play roles in our lives. Some are joyous, others, burn our souls to dust. When external circumstances verge on torturous, we often lose all hope and are often forced to go inward to develop new perspectives to avoid the alternative, suicide. Writing became an outlet during one of the most turbulent times in my life and it created the therapy, clarity, and resolution I needed to emerge out of the burning forest with some skin. By utilizing Taoist detachment, losing my history and being brutally honest with myself I created a series of daily exercises that not only maintained my sanity but systemically rebuilt the personal power that had been obliterated over years of abuse.
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Born and raised in New York City I was fiercely independent and totally immersed in the world of classical ballet. The arts saved me as I was institutionalized as a youth. After accomplishing my BFA, I was a globe-trotting dancer, choreographer, director and teacher living “La Vida Loca”. I became pregnant, moved to Miami and founded a non-profit arts and cultural agency which thrived for twenty years as well as nurturing thousands in the realms of the traditional Chinese arts and Buddhist dogma. This self-absorbed artist became the mother to many giving myself away until there was nothing left for me. This new persona as an author has allowed me to reclaim myself and use all the years of wisdom gained for the sake of others for my own growth and self-love. Now, as is my nature, I return the lessons to all those ready, willing and able to confront and breakthrough their egos to finally “be” what they originally were before all the conditioned fear and false living set in.
TUNE IN TO HEROINES CHOIR FOR CANCER SURVIVORS SHOW WITH US, Ala is known here as Alice Billman Choir director.